The sanitary workers of San Francisco are on a strike and naturally, Mr. Monk is appalled by the ferocious smell the neglected garbage is causing. The head of the union is mysteriously murdered which makes matters worse. Monk desperately seeks out the murderer so that the garbage of the streets can be quickly disposed. Distracted by the stench, Monk makes false assumptions of the who the real murderer is making him wrong for the first time. Written by
Did You Know?
When accusing Alice Cooper of the crime, Monk says he doubts that 'Alice Cooper' is even his real name. Alice Cooper's birth name is in fact Vincent Damon Furnier. See more
The press hears the mayor is a suspect in a murder because the detectives were speaking in the "whisper spot." San Francisco's City Hall does not have a whisper spot. This feature is in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. See more
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